UBC event explores labour challenges in Okanagan

The Okanagan Valley has seen its fair share of labour disputes over the past few years. A number of groups, including casino workers and bus drivers have walked off the job in protest of wages and working conditions.

In Memoriam: Dr. Greg Younging

The UBC Okanagan community is saddened by the passing of Dr. Gregory Younging on May 3, 2019. Flags were lowered on Monday, May 6, 2019, in his memory. Dr. Younging joined the Department of Community, Culture, and Global Studies in 2007, and was key to the development of the Indigenous Studies program. In 2010, he […]

Gender and Women’s Studies journal launches at UBCO

Gender and Women’s Studies journal launches at UBCO

First edition of That’s What [WE] Said discusses body politics UBC Okanagan Gender and Women’s Studies students recently launched their first ever student publication, That’s What [WE] said. Governed by a student editorial board, the journal features essays, art work, and poetry that all connect to the issue’s theme of Body Politics. Allison Brown, a […]

Do additives help the soil?

A UBC researcher is using her latest study to question whether soil additives are worth their salt.

‘Seeing the light’ behind radiation therapy

Delivering just the right dose of radiation for cancer patients is a delicate balance in their treatment regime. However, in a new study from UBC Okanagan and Duke University, researchers have developed a system they say may improve the ability to maximize radiation doses to cancer tissues while minimizing exposure to healthy ones.

UBC Okanagan hosts data science event

Data is everywhere—and data analysis affects the way society approaches problems and develops solutions. Advancements in areas like data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing the ways we learn, do business and get around town.

UBC earth scientist offers gardening tip

Miranda Hart digs dirt. The biology professor in UBC Okanagan’s Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences is a researcher and naturalist who has dedicated her career to studying microbes in soil. Specifically, she investigates how soil biodiversity helps ecosystems function, and what happens when we destroy this life in our soils.

Time is money, especially when it comes to giving

Would you be more likely to donate to charity if you could report the gift sooner on your taxes? According to a new article published in the National Tax Journal, the answer is yes.

Expert Q&A: Floods, fires and the Okanagan Valley

After a winter with below-average temperatures, Okanagan residents are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel—and it just so happens to be the sun.